On a brief shopping excursion yesterday, I went past a sign outside a church yesterday. The sign was using religion to bitterly lambaste the Supreme Court’s decision to support the rights of all people to marry, regardless of the sex of their partner. This was not, mind you, some hand-made sign simply posted near the church. This was the sermon board of the church itself. So this religious institution was hiding behind its dogma in order to express Hatred of the Other.
Despite that said dogma officially preaches Love and Tolerance.
And they weren’t saying “the Bible forbids men to be with men” or something. No, they were saying “God defined marriage as one man and one woman.” Conveniently ignoring all the biblical men with multiple wives.
This is why I have so much trouble with the entire concept of organized religion.
More importantly, who do they think even cares that they disapprove? One small church in the Midwest? In a state that hasn’t gone Democrat in a Presidential election since…uh…Carter? (Or possibly Clinton’s first term. I’m not sure. But we’re badly outnumbered around here, I’m sorry to say.)
The real question isn’t who do they think cares so much as why do they feel the need to announce their disapproval? Do they think that if they don’t scream out their hatred that their silence will be mistaken for approval? Do they fear that that they’ll be mistaken for supporters? Why do they feel the need to fear at all? Are they afraid that they’ll “catch the gayness?”
It’s not like same-sex marriage is a new thing. It dates back at least as far as ancient Greece. Probably a lot further back than that, even.
Sorry. That sign really ticked me off.
It’s been trying to ruin my day since yesterday afternoon, despite the awesome finds I had at the used toy store.
I thought venting about it might help, but I’m just getting more ticked off, so I guess I’ll stop venting and go to my other blog and start gushing about my awesome finds instead. That should help. (LOL, I should have done that to start with.)